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Bail could violate due process, bar tells justices

Police office guards the main entrance to the Supreme Court in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Welcome to Monday, the 42nd anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — Bail without consideration of defendants’ financial circumstances violates due process, ABA tells U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Federal judges feel impact of vacancy, departures from Baltimore bench

U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar, chief judge of the U.S. District Court of Maryland, sits in his chambers in Baltimore. (The Daily Record / Heather Cobun)

Retirements, an unfilled vacancy, and a persistent flow of complex civil and criminal litigation have combined to strain the resources of Baltimore’s federal bench in recent years. Though case filings are not up dramatically, there aren’t as many judges available ...

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